Effective and Updated: 05 February, 2024
Thank you for visiting our website. We are pleased to provide you with our content and services and appreciate your patronage. Before you engage with our website or services, we encourage you to read these Terms of Service, so you know what to expect when visiting and engaging with our website.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE (“AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY.
THIS AGREEMENT IS A LEGAL CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU (“USER”) AND HOSTELGEEKS Media Ltd. also mentioned as (“COMPANY,” “HOSTELGEEKS” “WEBSITE”, “WE”, OR “US”).
Terms and Conditions
By accessing or using this website, clicking on a button, or taking another action to signify your acceptance of this Agreement, you:
(1) agree to be bound by this Agreement and any future amendments and additions to this Agreement as published through the Services;
(2) represent you are of legal age in your jurisdiction of residence to form a binding contract; and
(3) represent that you have the authority to enter into this Agreement personally and, if applicable, on behalf of any company, organization, or other legal entity on whose behalf you use the Services.
You acknowledge that this Agreement is a contract between you and Hostelgeeks Mediat Ltd., even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you, and it governs your use of the Services.
The Company reserves the right to modify this Agreement or its policies relating to the Services at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Agreement or any applicable Supplemental Terms on the applicable Services.
You should regularly review this Agreement. Your continued use of the Services after any such changes constitutes your agreement to such changes.
When applying for or registering an account for any of the Services, including, but not limited to, subscribing or gaining access to subscription (“Account”), you agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information (the “Registration Data”) and to promptly update your Registration Data in the event of a change of such Registration Data, including, but not limited to, name change, e-mail address or postal address, as necessary.
1.1 Registration Data
You agree that you may not register for an Account if you are barred or otherwise suspended from using the Services under any applicable law or by the Company. You further agree that you will not maintain more than one Account for the same Company service at any given time. You will be responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree not to share your Account (or password) with anyone. You further agree to notify the Company immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of the security of your Account.
1.2 Sponsored/Affiliate Content
Certain portions of the Services may include content that contains links to third-party websites for which the Company may receive compensation from the operator of the third-party website under your clicking to or making a purchase on that site.
As described more fully in Section 3.4 below and our cookies policy, by clicking on these links you understand and agree that you are leaving a Company Property and visiting a website that is not controlled by us.
Where the Company requires that you provide an e-mail address to receive notices and for other purposes, you are responsible for providing the Company with your most current e-mail address. If the last e-mail address you provided to the Company is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required/permitted by this Agreement, the Company’s dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice. You may give notice to the Company at the following address: Hostelgeeks Media LTS. Crystal Tower, 323C 65 Hai Phong, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam.
Such notice shall be deemed given when received by the Company by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first-class postage prepaid mail at the above address.
2. User Content
Content, such as comments and reviews, generated by users.
2.1 Responsible Party for Content
You understand, acknowledge, and agree that all user-generated content posted (that is, non-Company content), displayed, or performed on or through the Services is the sole responsibility of the party from whom such content originated. This means that each User is entirely responsible for all content that that User makes available through the Services, or otherwise provides to the Company, whether online or offline, and whether or not solicited by the Company (“User Content”). User Content shall include your submission of any ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals to the Company.
The company has no obligation to pre-screen any User Content.
You agree to use all User Content and interact with any other User at your own risk. Without limiting the foregoing, the Company reserves the right in its sole discretion but does not have an obligation, to pre-screen, review, refuse, or remove any content. The Company shall have the right to remove any content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable (offensive, inappropriate, misleading…) as determined by the Company.
The Company reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request, or to edit, refuse to post, or remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in the Company’s sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of this Agreement, Company’s policies, or applicable law.
2.2 Ownership of Your Content
The Company does not claim ownership of any User Content you make available on the Services (“Your Content”). However, when you as a User post or publish Your Content on or in the Services, you represent that you have all of the necessary rights to grant the Company the license outlined in Section 2.3. Except for Your Content, you agree that you have no right or title in or to any other content that appears on or on the website.
2.3 License to Your Content
By posting or submitting any material on or through the Services (including, without limitation, comments, blog entries, Facebook postings, photos and videos) to us via the Site, internet groups, social media venues, or to any of our staff via email, text or otherwise, you are representing:
You grant Company, its agent(s) and supplier(s), and anyone else authorized by Company, an irrevocable, non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use, copy, display, publicly perform, transmit, modify, publish, distribute, make derivative works of, sublicense, and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit and use Your Content (in whole or in part) in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed (including print and electronic storage) and for any purpose.
The foregoing grant includes the right to exploit any proprietary rights in Your Content, including, but not limited to, under copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other intellectual property laws that exist in any relevant jurisdiction, and a waiver of any “moral rights” in Your Content.
In connection with the exercise of these rights, you grant Company, and anyone authorized by Company, the right to identify you as the author of Your Content by name, email address, or username, as Company deems appropriate. You will not receive any compensation of any kind for the use of Your Content. Note that other Users may search for, see, use, modify, and reproduce any of the content that you submit to any “public” area of the Services.
Accordingly to all, you should be careful and selective about the personal information that you disclose about yourself and others, and in particular, you should not disclose sensitive, embarrassing, proprietary, or confidential information in any public area of the Services.
If we determine, in our sole discretion, that any rating or review could diminish the integrity of the ratings and reviews, or otherwise violate the terms or spirit of this Agreement, we may exclude, prohibit, or remove such User Content without notice.
2.4 Other Restrictions on User Conduct
You agree to use the website for personal, non-commercial purposes. You agree not to use the Services for any purpose prohibited by this Agreement or by applicable law. You shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) (a) take any action or (b) make available any content on or through the Services that:
(i) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other right of any person or entity;
(ii) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, or profane; (iii) constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail;
(iv) involves commercial activities and/or sales without the Company’s prior written consent, such as embedding links, contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
(v) impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of the Company, or misrepresents your affiliation with any other person or entity; or
(vi) that violates any other rules or regulations that we may post in connection with a particular feature of the Services.
You alone are responsible for the content and consequences of any of your activities.
3. Ownership of and License to Use Company Services
All content on the website including articles and images, is protected by copyright and intellectual property laws. Unauthorized use, reproduction, or distribution is prohibited.
3.1 Use of the Services
Concerning User Content, the Company and its suppliers own or are licensees of the rights, title, and interest required for the Services. The Services are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws throughout the world. Subject to this Agreement, the Company grants you a limited license to use the Services solely for non-commercial purposes. Any future release, update, or other addition to the Services shall be subject to this Agreement. The company, its suppliers, and service providers reserve all rights not granted in this Agreement.
3.2 Restrictions on Use of Services
You agree not to do any of the foregoing:
(a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, reproduce, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Services or any portion of the Services;
(b) you shall not frame or use framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or Services (including images, text, page layout or form) of the Company;
(c) you shall not use any metatags or other “hidden text” using the Company’s name or trademarks;
(d) you shall not modify, translate, adapt, merge, make derivative works or services of, circumvent, decrypt, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile, or reverse engineer any part of the Services except to the extent the foregoing restrictions are expressly prohibited by applicable law;
(e) you shall not use any manual or automated software, devices, or other processes (including but not limited to spiders, robots, scrapers, crawlers, avatars, data mining tools, or the like) to “scrape,” harvest, or download data from the Services (except that we grant the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Website for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials);
(f) you shall not use any data from the Services for the development of any software program (including but not limited to training a machine learning or artificial intelligence (AI) system);
(g) you shall not access the Services to build a similar or competitive website, application, or service;
(h) you shall not except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Services may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, or transmitted in any form or by any means;
(i) you shall not remove or destroy any copyright notices or other proprietary markings contained on or in the Services or use the Services in violation of any third party’s intellectual property or other proprietary or legal rights;
(j) you shall not use the Services in violation of any applicable law;
(k) you shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Services;
(l) you shall not interfere with or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Services or use the Services in any way not expressly permitted by this Agreement; and
(m) you shall not attempt to harm our Services or use the Services in a manner that could interfere with any party’s use or enjoyment of the Services, including but not limited to, violating or attempting to violate any related security features, introducing viruses, worms, or similar harmful code into the Services, or interfering or attempting to interfere with use of the Services by any other user, host, or network, including by means of overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” or “crashing” the Services. Any unauthorized use of the Services immediately terminates the licenses granted by the Company pursuant to this Agreement.
3.3 Third-Party Links
The Services may contain links to third-party services such as third-party websites, applications, or ads (“Third-Party Links” and “Cookies”). When you click on such a link, we will not warn you that you are about to or have left the Services.
The company does not control and is not responsible for Third-Party Links.
The company provides these Third-Party Links only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations to them, or any content, products, or services accessible through such links.
Your use of all Third-Party Links is at your own risk.
5. Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
The information available through the website is provided solely for informational purposes on an “as is” basis at the user’s sole risk. Company makes no guarantees as to the accurateness, quality, or completeness of the information and Company shall not be responsible or liable for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information or for any user’s reliance on the information.
While we shall endeavor to ensure that all information on the Site is accurate, The company cannot guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this material at all times. Hereby disclaims any responsibility for error, omission, or inaccuracy in the material or for any misinterpretation, loss, disappointment, negligence, or damage caused by reliance on any material contained within the Site.
We are not liable for errors or actions taken based on the information provided. Users are solely responsible for verifying the information as being appropriate for the user’s personal use.
We cannot provide warranties, express or implied, regarding content accuracy. The Site contains a large amount of data, and errors are likely to occur in tracking changes such as but not limited to changes in dates and times of events, restaurant information, prices, exchange rates, accommodation, or other travel information.
We also cannot accept responsibility for any failure or alleged failure in the delivery of the services referred to herein or in the event of bankruptcy, liquidation, or cessation of trade of any company, individual, or firm referred to herein. You are advised to check directly with the establishment concerned.
We accept no responsibility for the content of any Site to which a hypertext link from this Site exists. Such links are provided for your convenience on an ‘as is’ basis. Should you find any inaccurate information on the Site, please inform us immediately at moc.skeegletsoh@ofni and we shall correct it as soon as it is practicable to do so.
You specifically acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with the website, any materials, products, or services on the site, or with any of the site’s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site and the products, services and/or materials.
Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall we our subsidiary and parent companies or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the site, including our messaging, blogs, comments and content on our social media channels, comments of others, books, emails, products or services, or third-party materials, products, or services made available through the site or by us in any way. Even if we are advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages.
The Company may modify, suspend, change, or discontinue the Services, or may modify, suspend, change, or terminate your access to the Services, for any reason or no reason, with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party. In addition to restricting, suspending, or terminating your access to the Services, for any reason or no reason, the Company reserves the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, or injunctive redress.
6. DMCA Notices and Image Use
At Hostelgeeks, our mission is to bring our audience authentic and visually engaging content. We pride ourselves on using primarily our own photographs and videos to enrich our articles and guides, capturing the essence of the places we’ve personally visited and experienced. This firsthand content is a testament to our commitment to providing genuine, reliable travel insights.
However, the dynamic nature of travel and accommodations means that changes are inevitable. To ensure our content remains current and continues to serve as a valuable resource, we occasionally supplement our own imagery with photos from trusted platforms such as Hostelworld.com, Booking.com, and Hostelz.com. We have established valid agreements and received explicit permission to use these photographs, ensuring that we respect the intellectual property rights of others while maintaining the quality and relevance of our content.
Despite our diligent efforts to use images responsibly, if you believe that an image on our website infringes upon your copyright rights, we encourage you to contact us. We take copyright concerns seriously and are committed to resolving such issues promptly, including the removal of contested content upon verification.
To file a DMCA takedown notice, please provide us with the following information:
- Your full name, address, telephone number, and email address for communication.
- A detailed description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed, including a specific URL or other information that directs us to the location of the alleged infringing material on our site.
- A statement indicating your good faith belief that the disputed use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- Your signature (electronic or physical) as the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
- A declaration, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on their behalf.
We are dedicated to fostering a respectful and legally compliant online environment. Your cooperation and understanding help us ensure that Hostelgeeks remains a trusted and valuable resource for our global community of travelers.
7. General provisions
This Agreement is the final, complete, and exclusive agreement of the parties concerning the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior discussions between the parties for such subject matter. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or such provision on any other occasion. If any portion of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intention of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
The Company shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, pandemics, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.
This Agreement, and your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without the Company’s prior written consent. Any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.
8. Questions, Complaints, Claims, Permissions
If you have any questions, complaints, or claims concerning the Services, please contact us using the contact information. For usage and/or reprint permission requests, please email moc.skeegletsoh@ofni.